NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) – Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools announced Wednesday it has opted to cancel classes and make May 1 an optional teacher workday ahead of the planned teacher rally in Raleigh.
The announcement also said the schedule change will not require a make-up day for students or for instructional staff. Athletics will continue as scheduled.
Other central North Carolina school districts that announced canceled classes are:
- Chapel Hill-Carrboro
- Durham County
- Orange County
- Wake County
- Wilson County
Wilson County announced its decision to cancel classes for May 1 Monday night via Facebook.
May 1 is the Educators Day of Action when teachers across the state are expected to rally in downtown Raleigh. This will be the second year in a row that teachers will hold a march and rally downtown.
State Superintendent Mark Johnson has requested that teachers move the rally to another day so that children don’t have to miss school.